[Libs-Or] A poem for the occasion

HARMON-MYERS Margaret Margaret.HarmonMyers at ci.eugene.or.us
Wed Jun 11 11:59:01 PDT 2014

Respectfully, it seems the focus was sidetracked by the silly poem, which I do not see as having anything to do with the original discussion, and seemed to make light of a very serious and authentic issue.  Let’s put that aside and continue with a worthy topic of discussion – one that is not talked about enough, respectfully and openly, among our peers;  isn’t this the best place for it?  I want it to be shared with the larger group, those who prefer not to participate can simply delete, once they see the subject line.  I delete many emails on this listserv that are not of interest to me and don’t see that as a burden;  someone who has not been in on the conversation initially may see this subject and want to join the conversation and I want them to have that opportunity!

I do think the subject line needs to be updated to reflect the discussion.

I appreciate the insights I gain from all of you, and am grateful for this forum.


Margaret E. Harmon-Myers
Adult Reference Services
Eugene Public Library
100 West 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Shannon Van Kirk
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:46 AM
To: 'Mark KILLE'
Cc: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] A poem for the occasion

While understanding the issues, I make the following plea:

Because this has degenerated to the point where people are being (perhaps inadvertently) offensive to others, inappropriate folderol is being  disseminated, and apologies are being generated, I suggest it is time to take this discussion off list (for those who wish to continue it.

I am on no way suggesting that it is an unworthy topic, but my inbox was FULL of little else this morning.

Yes, I know how to use my delete key, but at this point, perhaps the point has been made?

Just a thought…..

Shannon Van Kirk, Director
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From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Mark KILLE
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:30 PM
Cc: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us<mailto:libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
Subject: Re: [Libs-Or] A poem for the occasion

I have my own reservations about, basically, using critical race theory (http://spacrs.wordpress.com/what-is-critical-race-theory/) as a deciding factor when evaluating solutions for essential daily library functions. But it's a jerk move to make fun of people who have it incorporated into their professional values. It's certainly a valid way of approaching the Library Bill of Rights' (http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill) insistence that libraries exist to serve *all people of the community*. In any case, dismissing it as unworthy of engagement--as nothing more than a joke--just supports its most basic claims.


Mark Kille
Library Assistant (Information Services)
Multnomah County Library (Hillsdale)
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On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Linda Church <lchurch at cu-portland.edu<mailto:lchurch at cu-portland.edu>> wrote:
Thanks for adding a little levity to the situation – definitely needed.

Linda Church

Director, Art & Culture Program
Concordia University Libraries
t 503-493-6370<tel:503-493-6370>   f 503-280-8697<tel:503-280-8697>
2811 NE Holman Street   Portland, OR 97211

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